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Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

GE90
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Registered: 12-08-2013

Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

Hi all
I have been with Plusnet for 10+ years, with no issues to speak of.
I am now looking into changing to fibre, and contacted the retentions team to see if any incentive could be offered to stay with Plusnet. Very disappointingly I was only offered the deals on the website!!
A real shame, as I am now looking elsewhere....... Any suggestions with securing a discount would be appreciated!
Cheers
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

You were lucky to be offered the deals from the website as they aren't usually available to existing customers
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

@GE90 -
What is the name of your telephone exchange ?
What is your predicted monthly data usage ?
What price are you looking to beat ?
Ado16
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

Funny how some companies can throw deals around and others don't.  Just been awarded an extra 250 minutes per month on my mobile phone for being a "loyal" customer.  Jolly nice of them I thought. To coin a twitter phrase "#justsaying"  Wink
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

Hi GE90,
Sorry you weren't satisfied with what was offered, I hope it turns out to compare favourably with other offers that are out at the moment. Perhaps if you find one you like the look of you could go back to our COT team and see if they can beat a specific offer?
grahamt
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

I wonder if the attitude of the Customer Options Team would change if you actually asked for a MAC. I suspect the problem is that, as a 10-year customer, you simply look too loyal. In the retention game, it's worth offering you nothing until you can convince the team member that you really do want to leave.
The trouble is, I've not seen anything to suggest that other big broadband providers are any better. Some of the smaller ones might have a better attitude to loyal customers - but then they would be charging more in the first place.
It doesn't stop me hating the idea of these retention offers - even more than the introductory offers.
The members of the Customer Options Team are not to be envied - they must become very cynical very quickly.
Graham
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

I doubt that there are many fibre deals around at the moment as it's so popular. Good luck & please let us know the final outcome.
Ado16
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

Modified.
inhost
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

I would leave too if I was you, talktalk have some good deals on now and PN are actually putting prices up.
76nil
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

Haven't checked any 'deals' for various providers but if you do change do it via a cash back site (TopCashBack or Quidco) they have some great deals on at the moment for anyone changing to another company. 
No company values loyality anymore.  They prefer to attract new customers rather than hold on to the ones they have.  I change bank (£100 from Halifax), insurances and energy providers every year.  New customers not only get better offers but I also get cash back.  It only takes a few minutes to organise once a year.
Good luck.
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

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It doesn't stop me hating the idea of these retention offers - even more than the introductory offers.

Just out of interest, why would you if it were to get you a better deal?
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 Adam Walker
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Re: Happy existing customer, but looking to leave!!!

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/consumer-switching-review/annexes/switching-...
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In a losing provider-led (LPL) process, LPs can use the fact they know that a customer wants to switch away to offer ‘reactive save’ inducements to keep them. This risks dampening normal competition.
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